The Hawaiian island of Lanai is home to the newly renovated
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Guests will
be swept away by the hotel’s luxurious amenities, including well-appointed
suites and facilities, high-end restaurants, luxury spas, retail stores, and an
18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
The resort’s lobby showcases a modern Nepalese
and Hawaiian aesthetic.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers signature dining
experiences such as ONE FORTY.
The lagoon-style pool features cascading waterfalls
and lava rock grottos that echo Lanai’s dramatic
THE RESORT’S REBIRTH
Overlooking Hulopoe Beach, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort
Lanai offers panoramic scenes of Hawaii’s crystalline waters along with the
serenity of island life. Formerly known as the Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the
newly redesigned resort is sure to take your breath away.
The new vacation spot features 217 guestrooms, 51 suites, a
three-story lobby, an alluring spa, luxury retail boutiques, multiple dining
experiences such as the signature ONE FORTY, NOBU LANAI, VIEWS at Manele Golf and Sports Bar, and the oceanside
Jack Nicklaus Manele Golf Course.
The guest arrival experience is enhanced by a new driveway
and porte-cochere leading to the main lobby. Inspired by Hawaii’s diverse
topographical influences, the interior renovations showcase teak and zebrawood
walls along with a modern Hawaiian aesthetic. Vibrant botanical gardens and
waterways reveal an intimate enclave, with spectacular views of the Pacific
Ocean serving as the backdrop. The lagoon-style pool features cascading
waterfalls and lava rock grottos that echo Lanai’s dramatic cliffs.
HOUSING THE TALENT
Encompassing only 140 square miles, and with a population of approximately 3,100
residents, Lanai is the smallest inhabited island among the eight Hawaiian
Islands. The remoteness of the location created complications for the project
team, as all manpower was housed on the island, while equipment and materials were
barged weekly to Lanai. Accessing materials required a tremendous amount of
coordination from shipping and receiving, to acquiring project materials
on-time with barges only sailing twice a week. “Lanai is a remote island with
limited resources, so accommodating the manpower required for the project has
been challenging,” said Arlan Chun, senior vice president of development and
construction for Pulama Lanai. “Getting all construction materials to Lanai has
also proven challenging because items must be initially sent to Honolulu before
being routed to the island.”
With an accelerated completion date, the project required an
increased workforce to sustain the pace and keep the job on track. The team
originally forecast a maximum of approximately 300 workers, who would be housed
at the Four Seasons Lanai Lodge at Koele. In actuality, the number peaked at
more than 500 trade workers and support staff in order to meet an accelerated
While logistics and the scale of the project
have been complex, the expertise and cooperation of the multiple parties
involved has produced a resort that truly offers a unique experience for
visitors to Lanai. Architectural Digest recently named the Four Seasons Resort
Lanai one of the “Best New Beach Resorts around the World,” combining a
one-of-a-kind design with picture-perfect beach scenes.